Rotarians brighten up Southam retirement complex - The Leamington Observer

Rotarians brighten up Southam retirement complex

A CORNER of a Southam retirement complex is set to be brightened up thanks to the town’s Rotary Club.

Rotarians paid for and planted 5,000 crocus at Tithe Lodge in support of Purple4Polio – Rotary’s latest campaign in the fight to eradicate polio.

As part of the campaign, Rotary agreed a partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society that has involved clubs linking with the RHS’s community-based Bloom groups to promote Purple4Polio by planting around 5million purple crocus bulbs.

Tithe Lodge manger Sharron Weston said: “We’re really pleased that volunteers from the Rotary Club came along to plant the crocus bulbs. Not only is World Polio Day an important cause that we’re proud to support, but once the bulbs bloom in the spring, they will look lovely and will be something everyone can enjoy.”

* SOUTHAM’S millennium capsule has been re-buried after being unearthed by developers.

When groundworks began on the Tithe Lodge retirement complex, developers discovered the time capsule which had been buried in 2000.

But the capsule has been returned to the ground, not to be opened until the year 2100. Plans of the building and some information about the town 16 years after the capsule was originally buried have been added for future residents to discover.

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